Having received its premiere at last September's Fantastic Fest, Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro is finally being put out for the world to see.
From Michael Paszt and Raven Banner, this documentary explores the life and times of Ian Hodgkinson, aka Vampiro. Professional wrestlers having the spotlight shone on them in a documentary setting is nothing particularly new, but Nail in the Coffin is something truly special that you can easily place amongst the greatest wrestling documentaries out there.
When we start Nail in the Coffin, we find Vampiro working behind the scenes of AAA in addition to still making the occasional on-screen appearance. But away from the glitz and glamour of the pro wrestling world, there is Ian Hodgkinson the father. Trying to juggle his time between earning a living in Mexico and Los Angeles, with making sure his daughter has everything she needs in the pair's Ontario home, it's a hectic, unrelenting life for Hodkingson.
Glancing back at his rise to superstardom while also looking at what lies ahead for Ian, Nail in the Coffin is a beautiful, emotional documentary that details the utterly unique story of Ian Hodgkinson.
Having been fortunate enough to take an early look at Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro ahead of its September 8th release, here are ten things we learned from Michael Paszt's triumph of a film.